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To schedule a vaccine appointment with Adventist Health White Memorial Hospital:
• Visit https://www.adventisthealth.org/coronavirus/myturn/vaccine-production/
• Call (323) 307-8568 on Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 5PM, OR
• Hospital staff is providing in-person bi-lingual registration support at Mariachi Plaza every Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday from 2 PM to 6 PM.
County of Los Angeles residents can also find local vaccination sites and make an appointment here or here.
Californians may also schedule #COVID vaccination appointments with the MyTurn website.
Selected L.A. County libraries will also offer free flu vaccinations. To find a location nearest you, visit: lacountylibrary.org/free-flu-shots/ or call 211.
Health Care Through My Health LA:
My Health LA (MHLA) is a no-cost health care program for people who live in Los Angeles County. MHLA is free to individuals and families who do not have and cannot get health insurance, such as Full-Scope Medi-Cal. Health care services are provided by non-profit clinics called “Community Partners.” There are over 200 Community Partner clinics in My Health LA. Click here to find a clinic near you. Please call the clinic to make an enrollment appointment and to make sure the clinic is taking new patients at this time.
COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement for Health Care Providers and Facilities Who Have Tested and Treated Uninsured Individuals:
Health care providers who have conducted COVID-19 testing or provided treatment for uninsured individuals with COVID-19 on or after February 4, 2020 can begin the process to file claims for reimbursement for testing and treating the uninsured. Providers can access the portal at coviduninsuredclaim.linkhealth.com, and view Frequently Asked Questions here.
Resources for Domestic Violence Survivors:
The isolation and physical distancing of the past year may have left people more vulnerable to abuse in the home. If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please see these lists of resources and other information from the City of Los Angeles, (and its L.A. Represents initiative for L.A. residents) 2-1-1 LA County, the LA County Domestic Violence Council, the LA County Department of Public Social Services, the Los Angeles LGBT Center to help you find support, services, and safety. To seek a temporary restraining order, call the L.A. County Superior Court self-help line at (213) 830-0845.
In addition, if you know of a woman in need of housing support services as a result of domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking, regardless of her immigration status, please ask her to call Project Safe Haven’s 24-Hour Hotline at (800) 585-6231 or shelter line at (323) 843-0014 for an assessment and possible placement.
Mental Health Resources:
The coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency can take its toll on our mental well-being and may be stressful for people. There is no shame in this at all. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. If you need help coping during this time of crisis, there are plenty of resources available for you and your loved ones.
LA County Department of Mental Health (DMH):
For everyone in the community, the LA County DMH is here for you as a resource and a partner. Services include mental health screenings, crisis counseling, and referrals to service providers.
The DMH Help Line serves as the primary entry point for the department’s mental health services. For help 24 hours a day / 7 days a week, please call (800) 854-7771. This help line is now available to deliver emotional support around the clock to all L.A. County residents, and not just help focused on crisis responses.For other resources, visit the DMH web site.
The DMH has provided guidelines for coping with stress during infectious disease outbreaks which can be found here.
In addition, the DMH’s director has announced that every LA County resident can now get a free subscription to the Headspace guided meditation app. The app is appropriate for children and adults, and is available in both English and Spanish.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
The CDC provides guidelines for coping with a disaster or traumatic event, which can be found here. Tips include:
• Take care of your body
• Connect with others
• Take breaks
• Stay informed
• Avoid excessive exposure to news
• Seek help when needed
The CDC has also produced the following tips and guidance for:
Helping Children Cope:
Children (and adults) may feel scared, confused, or anxious as they watch the news, including reading content online and in newspapers, as well as overhearing others talk about the current coronavirus pandemic. Refer to these useful resources curated by the Los Angeles Unified School District for help in dealing with issues that may arise during this stressful time.
The CDC also provides guidelines for helping children cope with emergencies, which can be found here.
The Yale School of Medicine’s website has posted resources in English and Spanish about how parents can help children cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network includes resources on helping children with traumatic separation or traumatic grief related to COVID-19.
AARP has provided suggestions on how to fight social isolation caused by the coronavirus, which can be found here.
GoldenTALK is a chat and crisis line for seniors who are 60 years of age and older. The phone number to the chat line is (888) 60-GOLDEN or (888) 603-6533. The chat line assists seniors facing social isolation through warm conversations, and also provides referrals and works closely with multiple agencies within Los Angeles County in the event of a crisis. GoldenTALK team members also make outbound calls for wellness checks, and appointment and referral follow-ups.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
SAMHSA provides tips for taking care of your emotional health, which can be found here. Tips include what to expect during a infectious disease outbreak, as well as ways to support yourself during social distancing, quarantine, and isolation.
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-days-a-year crisis counseling and support for people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call:1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline also provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources. If you or someone you know needs help, please call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).